Strategic Mind: The Pacific is a turn-based strategy set in the WW2 period depicting the war between the USA and the Empire of Japan waged in the Pacific Ocean with mindblowing historical accuracy and attention to detail. Two Sides. Two Commanders. Two Destinies.
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Release Date:
Apr 30, 2019

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Why Early Access?

“Strategic Mind: The Pacific is being developed with full transparency to players. We have made a lot of fixes based directly on their comments. Early Access will give us the possibility to get more feedback from players and will guide us in the creation of new content and gameplay tuning.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We don't expect Early Access to last longer than six months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

  • Two full-scale campaigns will be in the full version of the game;
  • Some UI elements are replaced by placeholders during the Early Access;
  • Some unit quotes and models are missing in the Early Access version of the game.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is stable and 100% playable. We've implemented a lot of content already and made a lot of fixes based on the community's feedback. Here is what we get at moment:
  • No cutscenes and voice acting (in missions);
  • Only 3 US campaign missions available;
  • Some HQ and Level-up skills might be unavailable (it will not affect gameplay because of a limited number of missions);
  • Only units necessary and available during first 3 missions will be added;
  • No steam achievements;
  • Only English localisation;
  • Some skill or equipment icons might be missing;
  • No heroes available;
  • Some sound and visual effects might be missing.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We expect the full version to cost higher.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Constant communication with the community is crucial for independent teams. The players have already helped us to make various fixes. We will also keep posting developers’ diaries and updates and asking for feedback on our official pages on Steam and Facebook. We always welcome our community to discuss play mechanics, new features and the overall experience to ensure the players get a high quality project.”
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August 16

Isoroku Yamamoto 山本 五十六

Isoroku Yamamoto 山本 五十六

Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. To make victory certain, we would have to march into Washington and dictate the terms of peace in the White House. I wonder if our politicians, among whom armchair arguments about war are being glibly bandied about in the name of state politics, have confidence as to the final outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices.
© Isoroku Yamamoto
(prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor)

Isoroku Yamamoto was a Japanese Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II until his death. He was promoted to Marshal Admiral posthumously. However, arguably the most intriguing part of his personality was that he strongly opposed both the pact with the Axis powers and the war against the USA. He was one of the few people in Japanese high command untouched by the militaristic hysteria, who kept his head cool and thought in a rational and systematic manner.

Anyone who has seen the auto factories in Detroit and the oil fields in Texas knows that Japan lacks the national power for a naval race with America.
© Isoroku Yamamoto

Yamamoto`s reluctance to go to war against the USA was based not on fear or indecisiveness but on good knowledge of the subject. On February 13, 1924, at the rank of captain, he was part of the Japanese delegation visiting the US Naval War College. Later on, he also participated in the Second London Naval Conference of 1930 as a rear admiral and the 1934 London Naval Conference as a vice admiral. He proved to be not only a capable commander but also a talented diplomat.

The fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants.
© Isoroku Yamamoto

Yamamoto was one of the advocates of naval aviation and made a huge effort in implementing carrier forces.

In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain, I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the war continues after that, I have no expectation of success.
© Isoroku Yamamoto

His assessment turned out to be the correct one. Upon the initial success against both the US and Allies Navies, the later portion of the Pacific war was predetermined because of the huge disparity in the numbers and resources between the opposing parties.

People who don't gamble aren't worth talking to.
© Isoroku Yamamoto

Yamamoto`s death was a dramatic event. He was always keen on playing games: shogi, bridge, and other card games were among his favorites. Many considered his plan of attack on Pearl Harbor as one more of his gambles but it was only an attempt to equalize the forces with one decisive strike because otherwise, it would have been impossible to combat the US Navy. After the Guadalcanal defeat, Yamamoto decided to visit the frontlines to inspire his troops. His subordinates tried to dissuade him, pointing out that such a visit is too risky due to enemy aviation activity. However, he did not heed their arguments. The US forces managed to intercept the radio transmission with the exact date, time, and route of his flight and sent a group of P-38 fighters to intercept and shoot down his G4M plane. The operation was a success and the Japanese Imperial navy was beheaded.

In Strategic Mind: the Pacific players choosing the Japanese campaign will be putting on the shoes of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in his role of the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet and trying to outdo what he did historically.
Please, keep following our news updates to learn more about the rest of the characters for the Empire of japan campaign.

Oh, and by the way, there is one detail we have omitted in the text but it can be clearly seen on the screenshot of Yamamoto above. Please, share your thoughts in the comments of what it could be.

Also, our contest “Absolute victory at Guadalcanal” after long 3 months is finally finished and we have our champion - Sethlon, who was first to fulfill all of the competition requirements and tell us about his Absolute victory on Guadalcanal.
Our team congratulates Sethlon with this achievement. We hope that he along with the rest of players will enjoy playing the full version of the game this autumn.

With best regards
Starni Games development team
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July 29

Hideki Tojo 東条 英機

Hideki Tojo(Kyūjitai: 東條 英機; Shinjitai: 東条 英機) was a Japanese politician and general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) who concurrently served as the Imperial Rule Assistance Association's leader and 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II.

“The heart of the matter is the imposition on us
of withdrawal from Indochina and China ...
If we yield to America's demands, it will destroy
the fruits of the China incident.
Manchukuo will be endangered
and our control of Korea undermined.”

© Hideki Tojo
Tojo has become a Prime Minister in 1941, right before the Pearl Harbor events. He was a supporter of preemptive war against the US, a widespread notion in the Imperial Japanese Army. The Navy commanders opposed such notion as they were more aware of the naval strength of the Allies. Another candidate for Prime Minister position was Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, however, Emperor Hirohito did not want the royal family to have any ties with the war and possible war crimes, so he supported Tojo appointment instead. Tojo was known to be extremely loyal to the Emperor, the man who would never support any coup. After the war, he became a scapegoat for Japanese military crimes, though he was indeed responsible for them.

"I am very sorry it is taking me so long to die.
The Greater East Asia War was justified and righteous.
I am very sorry for the nation and all the races
of the Greater Asiatic powers.
I wait for the righteous judgment of history.
I wished to commit suicide but sometimes that fails."

© Hideki Tojo
When the US tried to arrest him right after the war, he shot himself (unsuccessfully) and said the quote above. During his imprisonment, he received a new set of dentures, made by an American dentist, into which the phrase "Remember Pearl Harbor" had been secretly drilled in Morse code. The trial sentenced him to death and he was executed in 1948.

“It is natural that I should bear entire responsibility
for the war in general, and, needless to say, I am prepared to do so. Consequently, now that the war has been lost,
it is presumably necessary that I be judged
so that the circumstances of the time can be
clarified and the future peace of the world be assured.”

© Hideki Tojo
Hideki Tojo will be one of the key characters in the Empire of Japan campaign in Strategic Mind: The Pacific.
Stay with us to learn more information about the Empire of Japan campaign. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

With best regards,
Starni Games development team

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About This Game

Strategic Mind: The Pacific is a turn-based strategy set in the WW2 period depicting the war between the USA and the Empire of Japan waged in the Pacific Ocean with mindblowing historical accuracy and attention to detail.

It offers an immersive experience of commanding both sides of the conflict, allowing you to gain a unique understanding of the situation through the eyes of both sides top commanders, resulting in enjoyable and insightful gameplay.

Build up, train and equip your troops with the newest weaponry available to maximize their efficiency and set sail for victory. The core element of the game is large scale naval battles with numerous carrier ships bringing so much more aircraft into the battle for seizing the control over the ocean. Upon overtaking the sea you will have to set foot on hostile land through a series of costly landing operations.

You will have to make your naval, aerial and amphibious forces act as one flawless mechanism - a task only a truly strategic mind can achieve.

Key features:
  • Play both sides of the conflict to gain unique insight into the epochal events of the War in the Pacific: the United States of America defending both its global power and its ideals; and the Empire of Japan fighting for the right to take the future of our world into its hands.
  • You can decide which ships, submarines and aircraft will constitute the bulk of your force. Manage your fleet between missions with all models becoming available at the historically accurate moments.
  • Unique system of attachments allows customizing your units with additional equipment to increase their efficiency and weave them perfectly into the strategy of your own division.
  • Oversee your units becoming more experienced combatants throughout the campaign and choose which skills they should focus on to better suit your strategy.
  • Detailed system of naval battles allows you to damage various ship systems, such as all sorts of armament, hull, engine, flight deck etc. For instance, damaging enemy ship`s engine will reduce its speed and thus all of its defenses making it easy prey for the rest of your flotilla.
  • Choose which of the commander skills will better suit your strategy and employ them at the right moments to turn the tide of battle.
  • Modern graphics combined with historically accurate models of all units make the playing experience much more immersive than ever before.
  • Employ the heroes forged by the furnace of war for the most difficult tasks to ensure the success of the operation.
  • Witness the events unfold through the plot driven cutscenes.
  • Intricate combat mechanics allow you to show the full extent of your tactical and strategic superiority.
  • No “premade DLC nonsense” and long-term support. You gain access to the two full campaigns when you buy the game with all the features. We are likely to make some additional content in the future, but we offer you the full game you can play without worrying about the need to buy any crucial DLCs. The game will be supported long-term in any case.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD, 2.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 Ti or better or AMD HD 7870 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 14 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD RX 470 or Nvidia GTX 1050 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 14 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard

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